Amazon has just announced that the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 are now available in Canada. These tablets do not come with Alexa, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense since the Echo Plus and other products just became available in the past few weeks.
The Fire 7 features a thin and light design, a 7-inch IPS display with high contrast and sharp text, long battery life with up to 8 hours of mixed use, and 8GB of storage with support for up to 256GB of expandable storage—all for only $59.99. The Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8-inch HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, up to 12 hours of battery life, and 16GB of storage with support for up to 256GB more—only $99.99. Both Fire tablets are available for customers in Canada starting today.
Protective covers are also available for Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 in Charcoal Black, Marine Blue, Cobalt Purple, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow colours and can stand in both landscape and portrait orientations. Fire 7 covers are $29.99 and Fire HD 8 covers are $39.99.
“We think customers should expect more from their tablet—better hardware, more features, access to great content—but shouldn’t have to pay a premium for it,” said Kevin Keith, General Manager, Amazon Devices. “The Fire 7 is thin and light, with a 7-inch display, long battery life, and 8GB of storage—for only $59.99. For only $40 more, the all-new Fire HD 8 offers a vibrant 8-inch HD widescreen display, up to 12 hours of battery life, faster performance, and 16GB of storage. Both tablets are an incredible value we think Canadian customers will love.”
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